Therefore another walk was in order as most of the things I wanted to see were just a short stroll from my place in Earls Court.
I set off along Cromwell Road towards the city, first up is The Natural History Museum, not a place you'd want to spend the night - a movie reference!
|That's the end of the queue to get in|
no queues, free entry and home to, among other things, the Statue of David - yes that one!
I entered via the Exhibition Road entrance and as you walk in there are many statues, some life size and I loved seeing the artists sketching these on either their sketch pads, some had set up easels.
Don't think I've ever seen that in Australia, but must admit I don't go to galleries nor museums that often.
|Innocence - My caption|
|Now that's a spoon collection|
|Think I'd like that in my courtyard|
|Shoes - Pleasure and Pain|
|Lot's of examples of beadwork|
|David in all his glory|
Continuing along the Cromwell Road, arrived at Harrods - the world famous store. I entered to the overpowering smell of every perfume known to man/woman and then some. I quickly moved through to the Food Hall, wow!
|Huge Prawns - Gamba Prawns from the Indian Ocean|
|Canadian Lobster. Small prawns are from Greenland|
|Legs of Ham|
|Cheese, from around the world|
Down the escalator towards the basement is the Memorial to Diana and Dodi
It was now off to check the time! I caught the tube to Greenwich, along with all the other tourists. Everyone was out on this glorious, summer, Sunday afternoon.
OMG! Another hill!
Luckily they have a cafe at the top, it was the first place I went, R&R - Rest and Restore.
No I didn't get to stand with the meridian between my feet, not waiting an hour for that sorry. But the view from up here was worth the walk.
|Looking back to The National Maritime Museum|
|The 'real' time|
This clock always shows Greenwich Mean Time and is never adjusted for Daylight Savings also called Summer Time.
So a following pleasant stroll back down the hill and and an ice cream from one of the many vendors about, I then took myself off down to the Thames, whilst checking out the various curiosities about.
|Loved the Weather Vane|
|Worlds Largest Bottled Ship|
|First shop in the world - only because of it's longitude 00"00.4'W|
|The Cutty Sark|
|View across the Thames|
|The Pins on my Hat|
|Under the Thames|
Back on the tube and off home, was a marvelous last day in England, a bit sad that this trip is nearly over.